Dresses for Diamond Body Shape

195276877.jpgDiamond Body Shape women have prominently rounded midriff.

 

1. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like georgette, poly cotton, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like brocade or hosiery.

2. Straight fit dresses are apt for this shape, however, if you opt for A-line, keep the waistline clean and simple. 3. Don’t wear any dress, that has a fit and flare, or design detail, embellishment, pattern around the waist. It will highlight the roundness of the midriff.

3. Don’t wear any dress, that has a fit and flare, or design detail, embellishment, pattern around the waist. It will highlight the roundness of the midriff.

4. All design details can be around the shoulder area or hem of the dress.

5. Uneven hemline and small scale will print create interest in the outfit.

6. Wear dresses that are at least knee length to give an illusion of length.

7. Opt for sleeves that end around your bust and not around your stomach.

8. Belts for dresses, pleats or peplum is a complete no.

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Skirts for Diamond Body Shape

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Diamond Body Shape women have a rounded midriff.

1. Wear skirts that have a flat fronted elastic band/side zipper/buttons.

2. Whether its straight fit or A-line, keep the waistline empty and simple.

3. The uneven hemline of the skirt will create interest in the outfit.

4. Wear skirts that are at least knee length to give an illusion of length in the body.

5. Avoid fancy belts, gathered waist skirts or any skirts with a cinched waist. Also, avoid any type of design detail around the waist.

6. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like poly cotton, Polyester with elastane, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like hosiery.

8. It is a myth that people with midriff should wear low waist skirts. Low waist skirts will let your stomach hanging, hence always opt for mid waist.

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Diamond Body Shape

 

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Characteristics of a Diamond Body Shape:

  • Narrow Hips, Thighs, and Butt
  • Heavy Waist Line
  • Narrow Shoulders and Bust
  • Rounded Midriff

A Diamond body shape can be small, medium or large body frame, depending on their built and other body variations.

My two rules on Shape

  1. Highlight the fact that upper body and lower body are in the same line.
  2. Camouflage the wider waistline.

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Jackets for Diamond Body Shape

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Diamond Body Shape women have a rounded midriff.

1. Wear jackets that are straight or A-Line, with a regular fit.

2. Opt for softer fabrics that flow over the body.

3. Shoulders are a great way to give some broadness to shoulders but don’t overdo it. Soft shoulder pads look good.

4. Never button up your jacket, it will always emphasize the midriff.

5. The preferred length should be with long till knee or minimum till the mid hip length. Don’t wear short jackets that exactly end at the stomach.

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Pants for Diamond Body Shape

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Diamond Body Shape women have a heavier midriff as compared to their upper and lower body.
1. Women with this body shape should wear pants that fall straight and no attention to the midriff.

2. Avoid fancy belts, gathered waist pants or any pants with a cinched waist.

3. If you wear narrow fit or fitted pants, opt for a pull-up style / elasticated waist that sits comfortably on your stomach.

4. Wear pants that are flat fronted, avoiding design detail on the waist.

5. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like poly cotton, Polyester with elastane, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like hosiery.

6. Pants with side zip work better, rather than pants with front buttons.

7. It is a myth that people with midriff should wear low waist pants. Low waist pants will let your stomach hanging, hence always opt for mid waist.

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Tops for Diamond Body Shape

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Diamond Body Shape women will have a rounded midriff area, hence the tops that you choose should be such that they don’t attract attention to the midriff.

 

1. Wear fabrics that flow over the body and don’t cling or stick out to the body. So opt for fabrics like georgette, poly cotton, soft cotton and avoid fabrics like brocade or hosiery.

2. Straight fit or a mild flare (ALine) tops/blousons are apt for this shape

3. Don’t wear any top, that has a fit and flare, or design detail, embellishment, pattern around the waist. It will highlight the roundness of the midriff.

4. All design details of the top should be around the shoulder area or hem of the dress.

5. The uneven hemline of tops and small scale will print create interest in the outfit.

6. Never tuck in your tops if you have a heavy midriff.

7. Tops with elasticated hems or peplum is a complete no.

8. Avoid button down shirts when you have a fuller midriff, it will create a gapping when you sit down

9. Short tunics that flow over the bodywork really well.

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